Red Brick Daily

Martin Scorsese’s historical drama “Silence,” was shot in Taipei, Hualien, Taichung and other places in Taiwan over the last year or so and is set for release in Taiwan on Feb. 17.

(Liam Neeson in SilenceĀ – 2017)

The film is an adaptation of Japanese writer Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel of the same name about the persecution of two Jesuit priests who traveled to Japan in the 17th Century.

(Martin Scorsese and Taiwanese director Hou Hisao-hsien in Taipei on Thursday)

The film’s cast includes Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield.

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese told reporters in Taipei on Thursday, “It’s an extraordinary thing to be here to present the film, a film that I have been working on for many, many years,” the 74-year-old American director said.

“It has been a dream of mine and that was brought to fruition here in this extraordinary country of Taiwan. It was a great inspiration and I hope that it does justice to all of you,” said Scorsese, who had attempted to make the film for three decades.

The film has gotten mixed reviews … but come on! It’s Scorsese and it was filmed in Taiwan! Of course we gotta see it!